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Entrepreneurship and Engineering

February 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ehsan Jabbarazadeh and Julie Iarossi.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but over the past ten years, colleges and universities have become more and more involved in teaching entrepreneurship. And our next guest says a focus on technology and innovation is the most recent trend in this area. Mike Switzer interviews...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Citadel Graduating More Engineers

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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While our next guest’s institution has a reputation for churning out military officers and business managers, their focus has changed significantly over the past few years to meet the workforce demands for engineers. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Welch, dean of engineering at...

Storm-Damaged Roofs Lead to Business Opportunity for SC Woman

February 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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2017 was the costliest year for extreme weather and climate disasters in American history. Which means there was a lot of money spent on home repairs, probably the highest amount going to roofs. To our next guest, who had experience in this area serving as insurance...

Building Rural Economic Success

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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If there’s one thing our state has an abundance of, it’s small rural towns and cities. Probably the biggest challenge these communities face is: increasing, and in a lot of case, creating economic vitality. Our next guest’s locale believes they have found a winning formula...

Is Your Financial Plan Taking Advantage of the New Tax Law?

February 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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There are a lot of mixed opinions out there about the new tax law. Some think the new law is great and will create jobs, some say it’s a huge give away to corporations. What do financial planners think? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Wage and Inflation Pressures Mount

February 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to most economists, the current low unemployment rate is reflective of what they refer to as “full employment”. Can that rate go lower? And what about the worker shortage we keep hearing about? Will that drive up wages and as a result, also finally bring back a...

Financial Challenges for Women in the 21st Century

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Even in the 21st century, we continue to be made aware of the many challenges faced by women. And our next guest says that he sees that in their financial lives as well. Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

SC Business Update from Grady Johnson

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Grady Johnson

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Grady Johnson, president and group publisher for SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report ,...

Changes in Business Insurance for 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Businesses, like individuals, face a myriad of risks. Which is why businesses, like individuals, purchase insurance. As 2018 unfolds, our next guest says that there are some significant challenges facing the business insurance industry that the business community needs to...

Have You Checked Your Roster for “Intrapreneurs”?

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Everyone knows what an entrepreneur is, but have you ever heard of an “intrapreneur?” According to our next guest, intrapreneurs can play a critical role in the success of medium to large companies, yet many companies are unaware that these valuable resources are actually...

Taking a Risk to Help Transform a Downtown

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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When our next guest decided to open a fine dining restaurant in downtown Greenville 21 years ago, many thought he had lost his mind. At that time, the city was still in the planning stages of its downtown transformation and jumping on board that endeavor was certainly a...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Will New Tax Law Impact Affordable Housing in SC?

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Clayton Ingram

As you are probably starting to find out, the new tax law is affecting a lot of things. Possibly, even affordable housing. In fiscal year 2017, South Carolina’s Housing Tax Credit program allocated over $12 million across 20 new housing developments. But while the tax...

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